I’ve installed Microsoft Word (preview) application from Windows store as mentioned in the post “Download Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows 10 TP Users“. However, it’s stopped working and Windows 10 the modern Universal applications are NOT listed in Add Remove Programs. So, how to uninstall or remove Windows 10 modern Universal application from Windows 10 TP machine? OK, As shown in the following picture, I tried to remove from PC Settings–> System–> App Sizes. But the uninstall button didn’t work for me :(. What is next ….. PowerShell?
PowerShell helped me here to remove or uninstall the modern Universal application Word from Windows 10 laptop. Remember to run the PowerShell with Administrative access. The PowerShell CmdLet “Get-AppxPackage” helped me to export all the modern Universal applications installed in Windows 10 machine with “Get-AppxPackage >C:\appDetails.txt“. Also, you can use “Get-AppxPackage -name *Word” to find only word application details from Windows 10 machine.
Name : Microsoft.Office.Word Publisher : CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US Architecture : X64 ResourceId : Version : 16.0.3601.1023 PackageFullName : Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe InstallLocation : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.360 1.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe IsFramework : False PackageFamilyName : Microsoft.Office.Word_8wekyb3d8bbwe PublisherId : 8wekyb3d8bbwe IsResourcePackage : False IsBundle : False IsDevelopmentMode : False
From the above result, you need to take note of Full name of the package “PackageFullName: Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” this will be used in the next PowerShell command to remove or uninstall Windows 10 Universal Application called Word. I ran the following command “Remove-AppxPackage -package Microsoft.Office.Word_16.0.3601.1023_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe” this powershell command helped to remove the Word modern Universal application from Windows 10 laptop.
See the results of the command, the word application removed/uninstalled from Windows 10 TP. There is no Windows 10 application called Word in the Settings-System-App Size list !!